Arshia Wajid is the Founder and Board Member of American Muslim Health Professionals a national non-profit organization focused on empowerment of health professionals seeking to advance public health, social justice, and civic engagement within their communities. In February 2015, she was invited along with 13 other American-Muslim leaders to meet with President Obama at a private roundtable at the White House, to discuss contributions of Muslim health professionals.
Arshia’s personal interest in global health has led her to volunteer with medical relief missions in Haiti, Bangladesh, India, Jordan and Ecuador. Arshia received a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Business Administration and Public Health from University of Illinois and completed a fellowship in Hospital Administration at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.
Arshia has shared her professional experience at various healthcare conferences and is a visionary activist, dedicated to transforming healthcare both locally and nationally. She is a fellow at the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and an ambassador for Women’s Empowerment Campaign. Arshia is a recipient of the 2018 Muslim Women’s Alliance Inspiring Woman Award and has been featured in the Chicago Sun Times, CBS Chicago News and U.S. Department of State’s ShareAmerica platform. Arshia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ishak Hossain promotes advocacy for all and engages with work in which he has the opportunity to empower communities and create tangible change. His hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he takes great pride in his alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School. Ishak then attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as President of the Muslim Students Association, Founder of the Interfaith Alliance, and a Resident Advisor. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology: Global Health and Environment, he took a position with the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. As Chapter Development Coordinator, he focuses on long-term initiatives to improve the longevity of the organization. In his free time, Ishak enjoys playing, watching, and refereeing soccer. In order to carry out his mission to empower communities and affect individuals, Ishak looks forward to attending medical school and pursuing a career where advocacy and medicine converge to generate healthy outcomes. Ishak can be reached at email@example.com.
Passionate about connecting people and bridging gaps within the community, Saima choses to work as a management professional in the BioPharma industry where she provides healthcare professionals with tools to enhance patient care. Saima obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology Clinical Sciences and a M.S. in Cancer Pathology from SUNY Buffalo. Saima’s drive to promote a strong image of Islam has led her to work with many organizations such as ICNA, Why-Islam and the AlMaghrib Institute where she holds the position of Vice Ameerah and IMPACT Lead of the Nurayn Chapter.
Saima’s expertise in effective communication & charismatic leadership has led her to successfully dedicate her time as a youth counselor as well as a Lead Teacher for ADAMS YMES program. Her desire to provide a place where creative interactivity flourishes and her love of mentoring, both children and adults alike, is what brings her to AMHP. She lives by the motto “Every miniature optimistic effort matters”. Saima can be reached at ProfessionalDev@amhp.us.
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